Tag Archives: socialnetworks

Asking the Twitosphere for help

Last night I was working late and trying to figure out how to create a sociogram of my social networks.  I tweeted about it and within a minute I had several responses.  The first two were from my my classmates … Continue reading

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Seven fundamental ideas that account for the small world phenomena

Today I presented Chapter 8, “The Small World, Circles and Communities”, from Charles Kadushin’s book Understanding Social Networks (this chapter was one of my favorites).  I think we have all used the expression “what a small world” more than once.  … Continue reading

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“Friend” Issues

Have you ever made a Facebook (FB) “friend request” to someone you know quite well,  have many mutual friends in common with and that went unanswered?  This has happened to me.  I know, its time that I let it go. … Continue reading

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Clay Shirky and Collective Action

Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviors. Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody This statement by Clay Shirky makes me feel good about the world and how we can use new technologies … Continue reading

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Social Media, Status and Insecurities

I think about all of the different social networks I am a part of and realize how blessed I am to be a part of so many great communities.  I love interacting with my community online via forums (DOC – … Continue reading

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Networks and the World Wide Web

This is my MACT 2012 class of 17.  Today’s lecture and readings were about the evolution of the internet and World Wide Web. Today’s reading included a chapter on “Network Segmentation” from Charles Kadushin’s text, Understanding Social Networks.  This chapter … Continue reading

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May 7th, Comm 506

This photo offers a small sampling of the reading we have to complete for this term in both of our courses.  The text, “Understanding Social Networks” by Charles Kadushin is a bit dry but it is informative.  The text reading … Continue reading

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